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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Jun 2019 15:25

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v20.00.0013 - 2019-06-01 15:24
    + Configuration | General | Sort and Rename: Added dropdown "Sort method" 
      where you can choose one of three sort methods:
      
      Binary:   Results in a sort order based on comparisons of the internal 
                binary representations of the characters as determined by the 
                active code page.
                A!=a, A<B<a<b, 1<12<2
      Textual:  Results in a sort order based on case-insensitive comparisons of 
                the characters as determined by the system's locale.
                A==a, 1<12<2
      Natural:  Results in a textual sort order, except that multi-digit numbers 
                are ordered according to their numeric value.
                A==a, 1<2<12

      Examples:    Binary        Textual        Natural
                   ------------------------------------
                   Ba.txt        a1.txt         a1.txt
                   a-a.txt       a12.txt        a2.txt
                   a-b.txt       a2.txt         a12.txt
                   a1.txt        aa.txt         aa.txt
                   a12.txt       a-a.txt        a-a.txt
                   a2.txt        ab.txt         ab.txt
                   aa.txt        a-b.txt        a-b.txt
                   ab.txt        Ba.txt         Ba.txt

    * Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort method: Now the tree also 
      obeys to the chosen Sort Method and reacts immediately after OK-in the 
      config dialog.
    - Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort: Removed option "Natural 
      numeric sort order". Replaced by the above.
    * SC Setting: The argument name value "sortnatural" was replaced by "sortmethod".
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0146.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Jun 2019 17:56

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v20.00.0014 - 2019-06-01 17:54
    * SC Setting: Revised the recent change. Now "sortnatural" is back again to 
      keep old code working. The new value "sortmethod" (corresponding to 
      Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort method) is added.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Jun 2019 12:30

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v20.00.0015 - 2019-06-02 12:29
    ! Patching Internal Images: Switches (v19.80.0119 - 2019-03-24 14:14) were 
      inherited to items that had no own switches. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Icons | Apply to all 
      controls: Did not use the generic folder icon for folders in Address Bar 
      and Catalog but the generic file icon. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Jun 2019 11:38

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v20.00.0016 - 2019-06-03 11:37
    + SC SaveThumb enhanced:
      - New value 4 to argument "transparency" to allow using the canvas color 
        as background color for transparent areas.
      - New value 4 to argument "flags" to allow centering the original image in 
        a canvas defined by "widthbox" and "heightbox".
      - Added argument "color_canvas" to specify the background color of the 
        canvas (flags 4).
      Syntax: savethumb(file="<curitem>", thumbnail_file="*_thumb", _
                        widthbox, heightbox, format="jpg", border_width, flags, _
                        transparency=2, color_canvas)
        flags: (bit field)
          1 = Drop Shadow on white border (border_width has to be set).
          2 = Zoom To Fill: Zoom the thumb to fill the whole box. If heightbox 
              is missing it defaults to widthbox, and vice versa (= square box).
          4 = Arguments "widthbox" and "heightbox" are taken as size of a  
              canvas in which the input image ("file") is centered. If necessary 
              the image is shrunk to fit the canvas. The resulting image will 
              have these dimensions no matter the size of the input image.
        transparency:
         -1 = Preserve any transparency
          0 = Neutral
          1 = Grid
          2 = White [Default]
          3 = Black
          4 = Use the value stated in color_canvas
        color_canvas: Canvas background color in hex RRGGBB.
              If missing it defaults to the current window backcolor (dark mode aware).
      Examples:
        // save selected image centered in white 1080x1080 PNG, transparent areas also white
        savethumb(, "*_<widthbox>x<heightbox>", 1080, 1080, "png", , 4, 4, "FFFFFF");
        // save selected image centered in 1080x566 PNG, background and transparent areas
        // in window backcolor (dark mode aware)
        savethumb(, "*_<widthbox>x<heightbox>", 1080, 566 , "png", , 4, 0);
    * Updated the help file.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Jun 2019 13:51

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v20.00.0017 - 2019-06-03 13:50
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.112.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.112.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Jun 2019 20:47

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v20.10.0000 - 2019-06-03 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Clipboard Markers. A new way of marking items that are currently in the 
      clipboard, whether they are cut or copied.
  +++ Sorting. Now you can choose between three sort methods in folder tree and 
      file list: Binary, Textual, Natural.
  +++ Recent Location Pins. Now you can customize the color and the number of 
      the pins.
  +++ Reset Zoom. Now you can reset the font zoom to the startup values by 
      pressing Ctrl+0.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of The Raconteurs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Jun 2019 17:46

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v20.10.0003 - 2019-06-04 17:45
    * Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box: From now on 
      this setting is ON by factory default. It's just too good to be missed.
    > SC SaveThumb: Just missing example for what else you can do with the new 
      functionality:
        // save a copy of the image in original size with transparent areas in magenta (FF00FF)
        savethumb(, "*_<width>x<height>", "100%" , , "png", , 0, 4 , "FF00FF");
    ! Trial Version: Since v19.90.0112 the nag screen should only be shown on 
      first run, but this did not really work yet. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 05 Jun 2019 15:18

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v20.10.0004 - 2019-06-05 15:17
    + Menu Edit: Added command "Append" (Ctrl+Alt+D). Appends the selected items 
      to the clipboard.
      - Keeps the effect (copy or cut) of the items already in the clipboard.
      - If no items are in the clipboard the effect defaults to "copy".
    + Toolbar: Added button "Append". Same function as Edit | Append.
    + SC copy enhanced: Now you can append items to the current items in clipboard.
      Syntax: copy itemlist, [effect=copy|cut], [append]
        itemlist: |-separated or CRLF-separated list of items (files or folders);
                  items support environment variables, XY native 
                  variables, relative (to app path) and portable paths.
        effect:   copy [Default] = mark as copied
                  cut = mark as cut
        append:   1 = append itemlist to the items already in clipboard.
      Remarks:
        - On append = 1 the effect (copy or cut) of the items already in the 
          clipboard is kept if you leave the "effect" argument empty.
        - No smartness whatsoever is applied when appending. So you can create 
          crazy clipboard contents with items being present multiple times, 
          containing each other, or from totally different locations. You are in 
          control.
      Examples:
        copy <curitem>, , 1;  //append current item to clipboard, keep effect
        copy <curitem>, "copy" , 1; //append current item to clipboard, set effect to "copy"
        copy <curitem>, "cut" , 1;  //append current item to clipboard, set effect to "cut"
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 Jun 2019 11:17

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v20.10.0005 - 2019-06-06 11:17
    + Breadcrumb Bars | Hamburger: Now the menu allows for nesting. Syntax like 
      SC popupnested(). For example:
      
        New
          :newfolder
          :newfile
        Dual Pane
          :dpmoveto
          :dpcopyto
        -
        :copypath

    ! List: Empty space context menu partly broken since v20.10.0004. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Jun 2019 16:21

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v20.10.0006 - 2019-06-08 16:19
    + Toolbar | Edit Clipboard: This button now gives a real time feedback of 
      the state of the clipboard. It knows 5 states:
      - Empty
      - Text
      - Image
      - Files (cut)
      - Files (copied)
      Not totally happy with the graphics yet, but that will come easy when 
      inspiration strikes. The functionality was the tricky part, and that seems 
      to work alright so far.
    + Image Preview: Added JFIF to the default image extensions.
    * Breadcrumb Bars | Hamburger: Now the "Customize Menu..." menu pops on 
      plain right-click, no CTRL necessary anymore.
      And the "Customize Menu" dialog is a little bigger now.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.113.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.113.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Jun 2019 11:38

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v20.10.0007 - 2019-06-09 11:36
    % Color Filters in Dark Mode: The readability of some text colors on the 
      dark background was not satisfying. Implemented a new formula to ensure a 
      minimum contrast based on "perceived brightness" with clearly better 
      results.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 11 Jun 2019 11:55

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v20.10.0009 - 2019-06-11 11:52
    * Catalog in Dark Mode: Now custom colored items are drawn as defined. 
      Before, the colors were auto-adjusted to something barely recognizable.
      So, Catalog custom colors are now treated like Color Filter colors: They 
      are exactly the same in Light and Dark Mode.
    ! Clipboard Markers: Were drawn in black as long as the Drag Status Box 
      ("Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Safety Belts | Show 
      drag status box") had never been used. Fixed.
    ! Toolbar: Buttons "Remove any Label" and "Find by Label" were wrongly drawn 
      in Light Mode since 20190608. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Jun 2019 12:43

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v20.10.0010 - 2019-06-12 12:40
    + Dark Mode: Added tweak "DarkAdaptive" by which you can make custom colors 
      a bit less bright in Dark Mode. Easier to the eye IMO.
        DarkAdaptive=1
      The following colors are affected:
      - Label Backgrounds
      - Color Filter Backgrounds
      - Catalog Custom Colored Backgrounds
      Note that Label Backgrounds had been hard-coded to DarkAdaptive=1 before, 
      and now they are non-adaptive by default. So your labels will look 
      different now (brighter) in Dark Mode, exactly as you defined them in 
      Configuration (unless you set the new tweak).
      
      To make it easier to test the effect of the tweak I made it accessible 
      through the yet undocumented scripting command "dark". Enable Dark Mode 
      and ensure that any of the above listed affected colors are visible, then 
      run one of these scripts as fit:
        dark 3:=-2;   //toggle DarkAdaptive
        dark 3:=0;    //set DarkAdaptive=0
        dark 3:=1;    //set DarkAdaptive=1
      
    % Tagging via Script: No more Status Bar icon shake effect when tagging is 
      done via scripting. Makes it much faster.
    ! SC tagitems: The back pane was not updated when needed. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Jun 2019 21:29

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v20.10.0011 - 2019-06-12 21:28
    % Dark Mode: Improved the "DarkAdaptive" formula. Brighter colors were 
      darkened too much before.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 13 Jun 2019 13:19

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v20.10.0012 - 2019-06-13 13:17
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: ClipStore
      Action: Stores and retrieves clipboard contents.
      Syntax: ClipStore [mode="s"]
        mode:    
          s = [Default] Add current clipboard contents to the store.
          r = Restore clipboard from the previously added contents.
          e = Erase the store.
          [any numeric value] = Go this number of steps forward (positive) or 
              backward (negative) in the store and restore clipboard from there.
      Remarks:
        - The store holds the following types of clipboard contents:
          - Text
          - Image
          - Files (along with the effect: cut or copied)
        - The store holds 4 states.
          When storing the oldest state will be overwritten by the newest state 
          when all 4 states have been used up.
          When restoring you can endlessly cycle the store in both directions.
        - When you restore the clipboard from a state before the last added 
          state the internal pointer is moved to that state (like it is natural 
          and expected in a history). So, repeatedly calling
            ClipStore -1;
          will move you backwards through the previous states. Unused states are 
          skipped, so when only 2 states have been added to the store, the above 
          command will switch between these two states.
        - The store is not preserved across sessions.
        - There will be a corresponding GUI function later (which auto-updates 
          the store when the clipboard contents change).
      Examples:
        ClipStore;      //add current clipboard contents to the store
        ClipStore "r";  //restore clipboard from the previously added contents
        ClipStore -1;   //restore clipboard to the state before the previously added state (and move pointer to that state)
        ClipStore -2;   //restore clipboard to the state before the state before the previously added state (and move pointer to that state)
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